TORONTO — Robert Wickens has attacked his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury with aggressive goals. The Canadian wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, Wickens hopes to return to racing cars.
Nearly a year after his devastating injury in an IndyCar race, Wickens will get to drive a car again at a track. He will lead the parade lap Sunday before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls.
“It’s just been quite the ride and we are not even one year in of what’s going to be a very long recovery,” Wickens said Friday. “Hopefully, I can keep on driving because I think that’s the best therapy I can have. I am a little bit concerned by how eager I am to get back in the car.”